Joanne provides assessment and psychotherapy to help individuals and couples with a range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, (PTSD), complex trauma, addictions, grief and living with illness. Joanne uses an integrative approach to therapy, drawing from her training in emotionally focused, mindfulness-based and sensorimotor psychotherapy. Joanne uses emotionally focused therapy to help couples move out of distress and enjoy a greater sense of safety and connection together.
Joanne has experience working within a range of community mental health, hospital and prison settings, in addition to cancer and hospice care, and private practice. She completed her Masters degree in Health Psychology at the University of West England Bristol, UK, where her research explored people’s experiences of living fully with cancer. Joanne completed her Doctorate in Clinical and Community Psychology at the University of Exeter, UK, where her research, now published, looked at the impact of mindfulness on interpersonal relationships in people living with chronic depression. Her findings suggested that when we practice mindfulness it can help us to “relate mindfully” to other important people in our lives. That is, when we can be present with our own joyful and painful emotions with kindness and respect, we can experience an increased sense openness, joy, compassion and connection with others. This can help us to both reach out more and provide better support to the important people in our lives, improving our relationships with our loved ones, with significant benefits for our mental health and wellbeing.
If you have any questions, please feel welcome to contact Joanne.